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Two Coalition Personnel Killed In Syria

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Two coalition personnel were killed, including one U.S. service member in a roadside bombing Thursday night in Syria, according to the U.S. military.

The attack also left five others injured. The military did not specify if the coalition personal killed were American soldiers or mention where in Syria the attack happened. The announcement came hours after a local Syrian official said a roadside bomb had exploded in the town of Manbij, which is close to the border of Turkey, CBS News reported.

U.S. officials reportedly confirmed to Fox News that one of the troops killed in action was a U.S. service man Friday.

“Two Coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria at approximately 9 p.m. GMT March 29. Wounded personnel received immediate care and are being evacuated for further medical treatment. The names of the deceased will be released at the discretion of the pertinent national authorities.Details pertaining to the incident are being withheld pending further investigation,” Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) said in a statement.

OIR Spokesman Army Colonel Ryan Dillon sent out a tweet after the attack saying his “prayers are with their families, friends and fellow service members.”

Specific details about the incident are being withheld pending further investigation.

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